You’ll Never Be a Thought Leader If…

Over the last few weeks, I have had conversations with several senior executives who have a lot in common – they are all smart, capable, hard-working, and have a commitment to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, none of them are thought leaders. They all struggle with different aspects of the thought leadership journey and I hope their experiences will help you move forward on yours. ...You're Waiting for Perfection Executive [...]

Entrepreneurial Thought Leader: Lisa Hufford

I recently had the opportunity to interview Lisa Hufford, author of Navigating the Talent Shift, and founder and CEO of Simplicity Consulting -- a $40M on-demand marketing and communications consulting business in the Pacific Northwest. The sad truth is that there are far too few women CEOs who have written a well-respected business book to showcase their ideas and build their brand, so I was intrigued to speak with Lisa right from the start. Lisa [...]

What’s Scaring Your Team Away From Building Influence?

I was on the phone recently with Holly Hamann, Co-Founder, and CMO of TapInfluence, talking about how they have been building a thought leadership culture throughout their organization. Holly shared some of her lessons learned and then we got to talking about some of the myths and misconceptions that scare people away from taking their first steps to building influence. Given that it’s almost Halloween, I thought I’d share a few of [...]

An Evening With Robin Chase

Last night I had the chance to re-connect with Robin Chase, Co-Founder of Zipcar and Buzzcar (now Drivy) and a fellow Wellesley alum at the opening night reception of the Springboard Annual Forum. There we had a half-hour fireside chat discussing her past, present, and future initiatives and the change she would like to see in the world. Robin is a transportation innovator who has built upon her expertise in launching and leading one of the world’s [...]

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